The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSat, 04 Jul 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngClients blamed for driving firm to verge of bankruptcy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clients-blamed-for-driving-firm-to-verge-of-bankruptcy-56507700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Jersey4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 92-year old leading New Jersey foreclosure firm which posted $30m in gross revenue last year has given notice it could close in August - and other firms are saying that bank clients made it impossible for the firm to survive.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clients-blamed-for-driving-firm-to-verge-of-bankruptcy-56507700/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:07Belfast law firm Tughans caught up in &pound;7 million storm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/belfast-law-firm-tughans-caught-up-in-7-million-storm-41380694/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Belfast10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Northern Irish politicians have called for an investigation into allegations over a property deal involving Nama.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/belfast-law-firm-tughans-caught-up-in-7-million-storm-41380694/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:07Reed Smith picks up Gide finance partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-picks-up-gide-finance-partner-21387793/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Reed Smith has bolstered its European finance practice by hiring Gide's Fernand Arsanios for its Paris office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-picks-up-gide-finance-partner-21387793/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:07CCBE wins case against the Dutch State on surveillance of lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ccbe-wins-case-against-the-dutch-state-on-surveillance-of-lawyers-83003572/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Surveillance2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The District Court of The Hague has ruled that surveillance of lawyers by intelligence agencies constitutes an infringement of fundamental rights and orders the State to stop all surveillance of lawyers' communications.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ccbe-wins-case-against-the-dutch-state-on-surveillance-of-lawyers-83003572/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:07Latham loses Munich founder to Kirkland & Ellis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-loses-munich-founder-to-kirkland--ellis-17251814/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Munich5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Munich managing partner and global vice chair of corporate Jorg Kirchner is to transfer to Kirkland & Ellis, although his arrival date has not been set.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-loses-munich-founder-to-kirkland--ellis-17251814/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:07Law firm sues Las Vegas casino over $3.4m spent by ex-managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-sues-las-vegas-casino-over-$34m-spent-by-ex-managing-partner-17402384/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cosmopolitan Hotel.jpg' border='0'/></a>Property boutique Morris Schneider Wittstadt is suing the Cosmopolitan casino hotel for return of the funds which ex-managing partner Nathan Hardwick IV paid to it but which, says the firm, the casino should not have accepted.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-sues-las-vegas-casino-over-$34m-spent-by-ex-managing-partner-17402384/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:07Law knowledge gap delays drone use in Virginia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-knowledge-gap-delays-drone-use-in-virginia-74294494/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/drones (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>After a two-year moratorium ended this week on the use of drones in Virginia, law enforcement are said to be still studying the laws and refining piloting skills before they start using the devices in the air.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-knowledge-gap-delays-drone-use-in-virginia-74294494/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:07Name partner of 9/11 firm ordered to repay $415k<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/name-partner-of-911-firm-ordered-to-repay-$415k-1763897/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/September 11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Napoli of Manhattan-based Napoli Bern - which acted for many 9/11 victims - has been ordered to repay 'every last pencil' and all the money he has been ruled by a judge to have taken from the firm in violation of a receivership order.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/name-partner-of-911-firm-ordered-to-repay-$415k-1763897/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:07Skadden leads US firms in dominating H1 deal tables<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/skadden-leads-us-firms-in-dominating-h1-deal-tables-31712302/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (14).jpg' border='0'/></a>Nine out of ten slots in the world top ten are filled by US firms - with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in fifth place, being the only non-US practice making it to the Thomson Reuters ranking.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/skadden-leads-us-firms-in-dominating-h1-deal-tables-31712302/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:07A&O edges ahead of Linklaters on global turnover<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-edges-ahead-of-linklaters-on-global-turnover-20251090/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (25).jpg' border='0'/></a>A strong year in disputes resolution and good performances from the London, Luxembourg and UAE offices have helped Allen & Overy reach a revenue of &pound;1.28b - slightly ahead of the &pound;1.27b posted by Linklaters this week for 2014/15.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-edges-ahead-of-linklaters-on-global-turnover-20251090/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:07Litigators in demand for rest of 2015 in US legal heartland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigators-in-demand-for-rest-of-2015-in-us-legal-heartland-50159316/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Litigation.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigators - particularly those specialising in insurance defence - will be in short supply and therefore in greater demand for H2 2015 in the New York, New Jersey area, according to Robert Half recruitment consultants.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigators-in-demand-for-rest-of-2015-in-us-legal-heartland-50159316/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:07Latham PE partner to join Morrison & Foerster as London corporate head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-pe-partner-to-join-morrison--foerster-as-london-corporate-head-23956300/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/City_of_London2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Latham & Watkins private equity and M&A partner Graeme Sloan has joined Morrison & Foerster as the firm's global M&A co-chair and London corporate head.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-pe-partner-to-join-morrison--foerster-as-london-corporate-head-23956300/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:07Rainmakers seek the rewards of power as they get older<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rainmakers-seek-the-rewards-of-power-as-they-get-older-27977973/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/intelligenceteam.jpg' border='0'/></a>While young high-flyers might be concentrating in particular upon financial rewards, more mature rainmakers are likely to enjoy exercising power and other emotional and less tangible benefits, according to a Harvard Law School scholar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rainmakers-seek-the-rewards-of-power-as-they-get-older-27977973/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:07Regulators risk delaying public transport advantages of driverless cars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulators-risk-delaying-public-transport-advantages-of-driverless-cars-92544082/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Driverless car.jpg' border='0'/></a>Children born today may never need to get a driving licence to use a car, according to an OECD report - but they could be deprived from some potential advantages by restrictive regulation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulators-risk-delaying-public-transport-advantages-of-driverless-cars-92544082/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:07DLA Piper expands Perth office with Hardy Bowen corporate team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-expands-perth-office-with-hardy-bowen-corporate-team-7442997/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Perth (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has announced that Michael Bowen, Scott Gibson and Marc Wilshaw of Perth corporate law firm Hardy Bowen have joined the firm as partners, in a move which significantly increases DLA Piper's corporate capability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-expands-perth-office-with-hardy-bowen-corporate-team-7442997/Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:07HFW launches formal law alliance in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hfw-launches-formal-law-alliance-in-singapore-27865017/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore32.jpg' border='0'/></a>Holman Fenwick Willan has entered into a formal law alliance (FLA) in Singapore with local law firm AsiaLegal, with the entity operating under the name HFW AsiaLegal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hfw-launches-formal-law-alliance-in-singapore-27865017/Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:07Dentons rises to US top tier as McKenna Long merger is sealed<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-rises-to-us-top-tier-as-mckenna-long-merger-is-sealed-67122795/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/USA12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge have formally merged their practices, combining to produce a team of 1,100 lawyers across 21 US offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-rises-to-us-top-tier-as-mckenna-long-merger-is-sealed-67122795/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:07Last days of Dewey described in fraud trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/last-days-of-dewey-described-in-fraud-trial-86177941/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Man13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A witness in the financial fraud trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives has described how a partner exodus took place in spring 2012 as news of an expected criminal investigation hit the practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/last-days-of-dewey-described-in-fraud-trial-86177941/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:07Billable hours are a sign that client is not top priority, says expert<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/billable-hours-are-a-sign-that-client-is-not-top-priority-says-expert-13014867/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Traditional law firms which use the billable hour have a priority structure which favours the owners first, the employees second and the clients third, according to Canadian consultant Jordan Furlong.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/billable-hours-are-a-sign-that-client-is-not-top-priority-says-expert-13014867/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:07A&O ready to expand contract lawyer service through Asia and Europe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-ready-to-expand-contract-lawyer-service-through-asia-and-europe-5819422/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Europe_map_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Having met with strong demand for the service Peerpoint, which it launched in 2013, Allen & Overy is planning deliberate growth and believes that Asia and Europe would prove fertile ground.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-ready-to-expand-contract-lawyer-service-through-asia-and-europe-5819422/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-61570160/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington DC (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-61570160/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:07GCs critical to corporate sustainability<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-critical-to-corporate-sustainability-7837746/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/United Nations1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global corporates have identified a key role for general counsel in corporate sustainability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-critical-to-corporate-sustainability-7837746/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:07Stress levels rise on more complex jobs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/stress-levels-rise-on-more-complex-jobs-25403231/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stress (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Client partners are facing an increase in stress and 'significant coordination costs' as they figure out the link between higher fees and complicated work and push for more cross-border and multi-practice projects and workloads.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/stress-levels-rise-on-more-complex-jobs-25403231/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:07South Africa sets ten-year jail term for illegal drone flights<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-africa-sets-ten-year-jail-term-for-illegal-drone-flights-95715439/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/drones (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>South Africa's new drone rules, which take effect today, enshrine far heavier potential prison sentences than other countries that have similar rules.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-africa-sets-ten-year-jail-term-for-illegal-drone-flights-95715439/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:07Quinn Emanuel cuts summer placements - seen as a waste of time<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-cuts-summer-placements---seen-as-a-waste-of-time-40289236/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/interns1.jpg' border='0'/></a>US-based Quin Emanunel is cutting its summer placement intake by 80 to 90 per cent, reducing it from 50 to five or 10 students, saying that the money could be better spent and that 'many' view the time spent on the course as 'a waste of time'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-cuts-summer-placements---seen-as-a-waste-of-time-40289236/Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:07Egypt's top public prosecutor killed in car bomb<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/egypts-top-public-prosecutor-killed-in-car-bomb-81723015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cairo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In an escalation of Islamist militant attacks on the judiciary, Egypt's top public prosecutor Hisham Barakat died on Monday of wounds sustained in a car bomb attack on his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/egypts-top-public-prosecutor-killed-in-car-bomb-81723015/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:06California shake-up continues as Mitchell Silberberg combines with boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-shake-up-continues-as-mitchell-silberberg-combines-with-boutique-781835/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hollywood5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Los Angeles-based Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, well-known for its entertainment and new media practice, is to become a 130-lawyer firm on Wednesday when it merges with Richardson Patel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-shake-up-continues-as-mitchell-silberberg-combines-with-boutique-781835/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:06Global equity markets predicted to rise 18pc by 2018, predicts Bakers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-equity-markets-predicted-to-rise-18pc-by-2018-predicts-bakers-99582130/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/M&A (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie is predicting a continued strong upturn in M&A and IPO work over the next three years - in forecasts produced with Oxford Economics.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-equity-markets-predicted-to-rise-18pc-by-2018-predicts-bakers-99582130/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:06Top energy partners exit Hogan Lovells for Orrick<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-energy-partners-exit-hogan-lovells-for-orrick-56340648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (24).jpg' border='0'/></a>The global co-heads of the Energy & Natural Resources Group and the Renewable Energy Group are transferring to Orrick where they will be partners in the London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-energy-partners-exit-hogan-lovells-for-orrick-56340648/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:06Indian Government discussing opening legal sector to foreign firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-government-discussing-opening-legal-sector-to-foreign-firms-28030207/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Government has begun discussions with the Bar Council of India and other stake holders to open the legal services sector to foreign firms in a calibrated manner, according to Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-government-discussing-opening-legal-sector-to-foreign-firms-28030207/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:06UK launches robot research venture with ethics focus<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-launches-robot-research-venture-with-ethics-focus-55492720/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/robot (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Building in ethical controls over robots is a main theme of a UK scheme aimed at fulfilling plans to excel in robotics as one of the country's 'eight great technologies'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-launches-robot-research-venture-with-ethics-focus-55492720/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:06Shearman & Sterling open in Saudi Arabia in partnership with local firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shearman--sterling-open-in-saudi-arabia-in-partnership-with-local-firm-98006621/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Saudi Arabia.jpg' border='0'/></a>US-headquartered Shearman & Sterling has established an on-the-ground presence in Saudi Arabia in affiliation with Abdulaziz Alassaf & Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shearman--sterling-open-in-saudi-arabia-in-partnership-with-local-firm-98006621/Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:06BigLaw firm sets up marijuana group<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-firm-sets-up-marijuana-group-34057193/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/marijuana.jpg' border='0'/></a>Davis Wright Tremaine, the 500-lawyer US law firm with a branch in Shanghai, is launching a marijuana practice in its Portland office, to coincide with the legalisation of the drug for recreational use in Oregon state this week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-firm-sets-up-marijuana-group-34057193/Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:06Rainmakers maintain profit margin on most complex relationships<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rainmakers-maintain-profit-margin-on-most-complex-relationships-1517860/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit2.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the global law firms sail into new waters - managing numerous multi-practice international assignments for individual clients - evidence has emerged that they are managing to maintain profitability rates rather than being beaten down on price.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rainmakers-maintain-profit-margin-on-most-complex-relationships-1517860/Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:06Slater + Gordon faces questions on auditors as errors shown in UK accounts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-faces-questions-on-auditors-as-errors-shown-in-uk-accounts-64440426/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sydney (7).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Australian-UK listed law company is to face questions by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission about the process used by its long-standing auditors, Pitcher Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-faces-questions-on-auditors-as-errors-shown-in-uk-accounts-64440426/Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:06China's Yingke opens in Greece<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinas-yingke-opens-in-greece-17867215/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/athens.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chinese law firm Yingke has opened an office in Greece, its 27th overseas. The new office will work in a strategic partnership between Yingke and Machas & Partners, an Athens-based law firm founded in 2011 that also has offices in London and Monaco.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinas-yingke-opens-in-greece-17867215/Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:06Anderson Mori launches in Vietnam with new office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/anderson-mori-launches-in-vietnam-with-new-office-68576467/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ho Chi Minh City.jpg' border='0'/></a>Japanese law firm Anderson Mori and Tomotsune has expanded into Vietnam with the opening of an office in Ho Chi Minh City. The firm also established a Jakarta desk in the office of Roosdiono & Partners this May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/anderson-mori-launches-in-vietnam-with-new-office-68576467/Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:06Towry completes Ashcourt Rowan acquisition with hire of its GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/towry-completes-ashcourt-rowan-acquisition-with-hire-of-its-gc-86049406/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wealth management.jpg' border='0'/></a>Wealth manager Towry has named Ashcourt Rowan's Rehana Hasan its general counsel, after the company acquired rival Ashcourt in May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/towry-completes-ashcourt-rowan-acquisition-with-hire-of-its-gc-86049406/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06China develops plan to become world power in robotics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-develops-plan-to-become-world-power-in-robotics-20747570/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Robot.jpg' border='0'/></a>China is including 'numerical control tools and robotics' as one of ten industries in which it plans to become a world manufacturing power over the next decade.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-develops-plan-to-become-world-power-in-robotics-20747570/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06New Jersey foreclosure law firm to shut with loss of 300 jobs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-jersey-foreclosure-law-firm-to-shut-with-loss-of-300-jobs-86764118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/redundancy.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only five weeks after the loss of 700 jobs at Butler & Hosch, New Jersey-based Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman has issued a layoff notice that signals the end of the practice and 289 posts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-jersey-foreclosure-law-firm-to-shut-with-loss-of-300-jobs-86764118/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06US law firms increase spend on IT<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-increase-spend-on-it-44829377/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/technology5.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firms appear to be spending more on technology - with most of them aiming to improve quality, client service and productivity, according to experts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-increase-spend-on-it-44829377/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06Proskauer's expansion continues with hire of DLA finance partner Griffith<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/proskauers-expansion-continues-with-hire-of-dla-finance-partner-griffith-91028562/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Proskauer Rose's City office has boosted its finance practice with DLA Piper's leveraged finance and banking partner Alexander Griffith, having hired Baker & McKenzie's private equity rainmaker Bruno Bertrand-Delfau last week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/proskauers-expansion-continues-with-hire-of-dla-finance-partner-griffith-91028562/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:06Law firm business working hours shows rapid rise in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-business-working-hours-shows-rapid-rise-in-uk-90595472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Phone calls.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms have topped a UK poll which shows the sectors most likely to have increased their business hours - in terms of receiving calls from clients - since 2012.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-business-working-hours-shows-rapid-rise-in-uk-90595472/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:06Energy lawyers ready for boom in employment disputes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/energy-lawyers-ready-for-boom-in-employment-disputes-20407557/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oil rigs.jpg' border='0'/></a>According to Baker & McKenzie and other law firms, oil and gas companies could be particularly prone to litigation - especially as a result of layoffs - as the sector goes through a downturn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/energy-lawyers-ready-for-boom-in-employment-disputes-20407557/Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:06Singapore's TSMP hires Braddell director, promotes another<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapores-tsmp-hires-braddell-director-promotes-another-86280364/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/whitecollarcrime.jpg' border='0'/></a>TSMP Law Corporation has hired Anand Nalachandran as a director from local firm Braddell Brothers and promoted counsel Yvonne Lee to the same position.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapores-tsmp-hires-braddell-director-promotes-another-86280364/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06Ogier launches a rebrand<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ogier-launches-a-rebrand-45148367/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cayman.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is looking to differentiate itself from other offshore firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ogier-launches-a-rebrand-45148367/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06Lathams takes deep, hard look at Asia, says chair<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lathams-takes-deep-hard-look-at-asia-says-chair-81680373/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/beijing12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Latham & Watkins has set up an eight-person committee to look at possible options for a South Korean office, how to proceed in China, the best ways to build on Japanese growth and other issues across its 30-partner Asia team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lathams-takes-deep-hard-look-at-asia-says-chair-81680373/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06Kirkland recruits London head of tax from Weil Gotshal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirkland-recruits-london-head-of-tax-from-weil-gotshal-71285624/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (21).jpg' border='0'/></a>Weil Gotshal & Manges has lost its head of tax in London, private funds expert Jonathan Kandel, to Kirkland & Ellis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirkland-recruits-london-head-of-tax-from-weil-gotshal-71285624/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06High-tech 3D device launched to help prevent wrongful convictions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/high-tech-3d-device-launched-to-help-prevent-wrongful-convictions-99965441/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Court.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawyer who used to work with the poor in Canada has launched 'Canada's first 3D printing company dedicated to the courtroom' to produce visual aids - reproductions of wounds to the skull or other body parts, for instance - to explain evidence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/high-tech-3d-device-launched-to-help-prevent-wrongful-convictions-99965441/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06Young partners wobble under weight of funding retired partner pensions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/young-partners-wobble-under-weight-of-funding-retired-partner-pensions-45532173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pensions1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Even the best-financed US law firms are aware of a looming problem: the financing of generous partner pensions, which can start at $250,000 per year in some practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/young-partners-wobble-under-weight-of-funding-retired-partner-pensions-45532173/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06Seyfarth to emphasise the long-term under strategy head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/seyfarth-to-emphasise-the-long-term-under-strategy-head-12708441/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chicago.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago-headquartered Seyfarth Shaw has appointed Joshua Kubicki, adjunct professor of law at Michigan State University, to be its first chief strategy officer from 1 July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/seyfarth-to-emphasise-the-long-term-under-strategy-head-12708441/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06Drone sector could be stifled by proposed US safety bill<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drone-sector-could-be-stifled-by-proposed-us-safety-bill-205079/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/drones.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Consumer Drone Safety Act could suffocate the development of a sector expected to deliver over 100,000 jobs in the next decade, according to specialist lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drone-sector-could-be-stifled-by-proposed-us-safety-bill-205079/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06India's SNG opens in Doha, expands in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indias-sng-opens-in-doha-expands-in-singapore-62571375/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/doha_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mumbai and Delhi-based law firm SNG & Partners has launched its second international office in Doha and expanded its first in Singapore with the hire of associate partner Kshitij Dua.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indias-sng-opens-in-doha-expands-in-singapore-62571375/Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06Eversheds to launch Asian contract lawyer practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-to-launch-asian-contract-lawyer-practice-10468381/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore (9).jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds has announced the launch of Eversheds Consulting in Asia with the expansion of its contract lawyer service Agile to Singapore and Hong Kong.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-to-launch-asian-contract-lawyer-practice-10468381/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:06Jones Day avoids people with sharp elbows in recruitment process<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-avoids-people-with-sharp-elbows-in-recruitment-process-69351410/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sydney (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>Jones Day says that it places emphasis on the personality and behaviour of lateral hires and makes efforts to avoid those with 'sharp elbows'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-avoids-people-with-sharp-elbows-in-recruitment-process-69351410/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06South Africa drone laws will push all of Africa to forefront, says entrepreneur<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-africa-drone-laws-will-push-all-of-africa-to-forefront-says-entrepreneur-58394379/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/South Africa6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Rules which come in on 1 July to permit drones will help to make Africa the world's biggest commercial operator and consumer 'within the next few years', according to Adam Rosman, founder of Aerial Monitoring Solutions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-africa-drone-laws-will-push-all-of-africa-to-forefront-says-entrepreneur-58394379/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06Clyde focuses on Asia where growth reaches 30pc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-focuses-on-asia-where-growth-reaches-30pc-77539011/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/budda.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co has seen growth in Asia at 30 per cent for the second year running.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-focuses-on-asia-where-growth-reaches-30pc-77539011/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06Irish law firms to be inspected by data protection watchdog<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irish-law-firms-to-be-inspected-by-data-protection-watchdog-56374368/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Private Dectectives.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Data Protection Commissioner is doubling in size and will be examining law firms and insurance companies to put a stop to the illegal use of private detectives.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irish-law-firms-to-be-inspected-by-data-protection-watchdog-56374368/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-20399413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Campbells Soup2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-20399413/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06UK businesses are 'dangerously late' preparing for EU Data Regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/uk-businesses-are-dangerously-late-preparing-for-eu-data-regulation-19449906/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data security (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Major data protection changes are looming with UK business poorly prepared for the European regulatory regime.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/uk-businesses-are-dangerously-late-preparing-for-eu-data-regulation-19449906/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06Fashion industry gets academic programme in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fashion-industry-gets-academic-programme-in-new-york-19013805/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_290015207 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Fashion law has been officially recognised at Fordham University, New York as it launches a postgraduate degree in the subject.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fashion-industry-gets-academic-programme-in-new-york-19013805/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:06GCs no longer at the helm of compliance and ethics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-no-longer-at-the-helm-of-compliance-and-ethics-61800514/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/compliance (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Chief ethics and compliance officers are increasingly reporting to the CEO or board of directors and not the general counsel, according to new research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-no-longer-at-the-helm-of-compliance-and-ethics-61800514/Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:06Freshfields to emphasise cross-border work under 2016 leadership team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-to-emphasise-cross-border-work-under-2016-leadership-team-90137774/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lon13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A senior management team led by M&A specialist Edward Braham, with co-managing partners in Cologne and London, looks likely to have a special focus on encouraging more complicated and more lucrative international matters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-to-emphasise-cross-border-work-under-2016-leadership-team-90137774/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:06Dewey former rainmaker testifies on shock at 50pc pay cut<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey-former-rainmaker-testifies-on-shock-at-50pc-pay-cut-78383034/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Man13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A securities specialist has told a New York court about the tense atmosphere of a meeting in which 17 of Dewey LeBoeuf's rainmakers were told their pay was being halved as a way of keeping the firm afloat in 2012.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey-former-rainmaker-testifies-on-shock-at-50pc-pay-cut-78383034/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:06Slaughter and May to find next leader by April<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughter-and-may-to-find-next-leader-by-april-20342331/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (23).jpg' border='0'/></a>London-based Slaughter and May, the most publicity-shy of the Magic Circle firms, has the option of reviewing its strategy when it selects a new senior partner to replace Chris Saul who is to stand down in April.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughter-and-may-to-find-next-leader-by-april-20342331/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:06Needle Partners opens office in Kuala Lumpur<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/needle-partners-opens-office-in-kuala-lumpur-52660714/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kuala Lumpur cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leeds-based law firm Needle Partners has opened a new marketing office in Kuala Lumpur to promote its English law and white label service, called Needle Network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/needle-partners-opens-office-in-kuala-lumpur-52660714/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:06Jury acquits in first US unlawful surveillance case involving a drone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jury-acquits-in-first-us-unlawful-surveillance-case-involving-a-drone-31552990/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Drone (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A professional video-maker at rock concerts had faced a sentence of up to a year in jail if found guilty in a New York state court of second-degree attempted unlawful surveillance - by filming a medical centre.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jury-acquits-in-first-us-unlawful-surveillance-case-involving-a-drone-31552990/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:06Second CWT partner leaves for Simmons in HK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/second-cwt-partner-leaves-for-simmons-in-hk-7555263/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong_Kong1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate partner Joseph Lee has re-joined UK firm Simmons & Simmons from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's Hong Kong Office. It is the firm's second such hire in a month, following the appointment of capital markets partner David Neuville.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/second-cwt-partner-leaves-for-simmons-in-hk-7555263/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:06GC doubles predictability of legal spend in transformation plan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gc-doubles-predictability-of-legal-spend-in-transformation-plan-69791734/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Das11.jpg' border='0'/></a>VMWare, the cloud services business, saved US$2.8b in 2014, improved staff retention and cut legal spend by 25 per cent as a proportion of revenue as a result of a three-year transformation programme.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gc-doubles-predictability-of-legal-spend-in-transformation-plan-69791734/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:06Disaster and defence plans urged by drone operators<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/disaster-and-defence-plans-urged-by-drone-operators-50923672/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Glo15.jpg' border='0'/></a>An association of drone operators in Australia is urging rules to be laid down to permit greater coordination between states in response to the increasingly common use of hostile drones 'at all levels of conflict around the world'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/disaster-and-defence-plans-urged-by-drone-operators-50923672/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:06Litigation lawyers describe the personal damage of handling disputes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-describe-the-personal-damage-of-handling-disputes-91484663/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cou13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A specialist in running happy, functional law practices who has spoken to lawyers 'across the US' has found particular problems amongst litigators who tend to share the 'sentiment that litigation is generally a lose-lose proposition'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-describe-the-personal-damage-of-handling-disputes-91484663/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:06M&A energy pipeline in US looks strong despite oil price slump, says Norton Rose<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ma-energy-pipeline-in-us-looks-strong-despite-oil-price-slump-says-norton-rose-13077475/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil12.jpg' border='0'/></a>M&A activity looks likely to increase in Q3 as companies begin reorganisations, according to William Wood, head of energy and infrastructure for Norton Rose Fulbright in the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ma-energy-pipeline-in-us-looks-strong-despite-oil-price-slump-says-norton-rose-13077475/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:06IP boutiques suffer in the US while larger firms grow teams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ip-boutiques-suffer-in-the-us-while-larger-firms-grow-teams-18306323/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Det11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate counsel behaviour - particularly a new willingness to settle and to accept calculated risks - is leading to fewer patent cases that get fought to the end and, therefore, less work for specialist boutiques, according to BTI Consulting.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ip-boutiques-suffer-in-the-us-while-larger-firms-grow-teams-18306323/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:06Olswang's Berlin office plans mass move and starts talks with MoFo and others<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/olswangs-berlin-office-plans-mass-move-and-starts-talks-with-mofo-and-others-5383032/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ber11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields and Morrison & Foerster are believed to be among the firms with which the 50-strong team at Olswang has begun negotiations - in preparation for a mass move after agreeing to leave the UK-based international firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/olswangs-berlin-office-plans-mass-move-and-starts-talks-with-mofo-and-others-5383032/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:06Lawyers attend New York mindfulness event<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-attend-new-york-mindfulness-event-26596558/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Min1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 80 lawyers recently attended a mindfulness event at the Garrison Institute which is dedicated to contemplation, action and transformation - a sign of a growing desire among some lawyers to reduce stress and connect better with the natural world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-attend-new-york-mindfulness-event-26596558/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:06K&L Gates boosts Hong Kong practice with corporate hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-boosts-hong-kong-practice-with-corporate-hire-31741780/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hong kong8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates has hired Carolyn Sng as a partner in the corporate practice. She joins K&L Gates from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-boosts-hong-kong-practice-with-corporate-hire-31741780/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:06New global management appointments at Reed Smith<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-global-management-appointments-at-reed-smith-40139034/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pittsburgh.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate law firm Reed Smith has announced Lucy Dillon as its new chief knowledge officer and Steven Agnoli as its chief information officer; both started this month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-global-management-appointments-at-reed-smith-40139034/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:06Clifford Chance aviation partner moves to Milbank in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-aviation-partner-moves-to-milbank-in-london-96055551/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has hired Clifford Chance aviation and shipping partner Nick Swinburne as a partner with the Transportation and Space Group. He will co-lead Milbank's London-based practice with James Cameron.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-aviation-partner-moves-to-milbank-in-london-96055551/Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:06Texas law firms move out of lobbying marketplace<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/texas-law-firms-move-out-of-lobbying-marketplace-73222516/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tex11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some of the larger Texas law firms have been gradually reducing their lobbying work over the last 20 years - with a number of them focusing more on global opportunities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/texas-law-firms-move-out-of-lobbying-marketplace-73222516/Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:06Sepp Blatter hires chair of McGuireWoods over corruption probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sepp-blatter-hires-chair-of-mcguirewoods-over-corruption-probe-73499237/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/FIFA2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Richard Cullen, the new chair of 1,000-lawyer US and Europe firm McGuireWoods, is to represent the outgoing FIFA chair as Swiss prosecutors announce that they might decide to question him.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sepp-blatter-hires-chair-of-mcguirewoods-over-corruption-probe-73499237/Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:06Wragge to draft law proposals as UK pulls ahead on driverless cars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wragge-to-draft-law-proposals-as-uk-pulls-ahead-on-driverless-cars-5211998/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Driverless car.jpg' border='0'/></a>Wragge Lawrence Graham - a member of the Autodrive driverless car consortium - is to develop White Paper proposals to facilitate the UK trial of these vehicles, a move that appears more important now that global manufacturers are preparing to testhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wragge-to-draft-law-proposals-as-uk-pulls-ahead-on-driverless-cars-5211998/Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:06Olswang Berlin partners split off to set up boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-berlin-partners-split-off-to-set-up-boutique-77488017/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/berlin2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Olswang is to focus its German practice through its Munich office and its TMT sector group, following the departure of 13 equity partners and their staff - mostly in corporate and finance - from Berlin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-berlin-partners-split-off-to-set-up-boutique-77488017/Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:06Law firm set to charge NQs for receiving supervision<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-set-to-charge-nqs-for-receiving-supervision-20608940/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Aus11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A law firm in Adelaide - an area suffering from a shortage of legal posts - plans to charge A$22,000 to newly-qualifieds for an 'investment in the future' through which they receive the supervision necessary for a full practising certificate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-set-to-charge-nqs-for-receiving-supervision-20608940/Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:06Lawyers focus on drones in aim to open up $82b market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-focus-on-drones-in-aim-to-open-up-$82b-market-57694594/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Amazon (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new bulletin, The Robotics Law Journal, is being launched to help lawyers open up gigantic commercial markets in drones and other forms of robotics and AI - sectors which are seen as being held back by a lack of regulation and legal expertise.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-focus-on-drones-in-aim-to-open-up-$82b-market-57694594/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:06Kramer Levin Europe appoints banking and finance litigation head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kramer-levin-europe-appoints-banking-and-finance-litigation-head-2822130/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mattout Jean-Pierre_HD.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jean-Pierre Mattout has been named as head of Kramer Levin Europe's banking and finance litigation team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kramer-levin-europe-appoints-banking-and-finance-litigation-head-2822130/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:06Clyde hires new regulatory and compliance partner in Abu Dhabi<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde-hires-new-regulatory-and-compliance-partner-in-abu-dhabi-42120442/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Abu Dhabi5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co has appointed Sally Sfeir-Tait as a partner in its Regulatory and Compliance team. Ms Sfeir-Tait specialises in the financial services sector and will be based in the firm's Abu Dhabi office, servicing the wider MENA region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde-hires-new-regulatory-and-compliance-partner-in-abu-dhabi-42120442/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:06Herbert Smith follows trend by shutting Abu Dhabi office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/herbert-smith-follows-trend-by-shutting-abu-dhabi-office-22118125/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dubai (9)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Taking the same road as Latham & Watkins and Baker Botts, Herbert Smith Freehills is moving the remnants of its Abu Dhabi team - one partner and four other lawyers - to Dubai, saving costs after the fall in the Middle East property market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/herbert-smith-follows-trend-by-shutting-abu-dhabi-office-22118125/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:06PwC Legal hires Mayer Brown's former German chief in financial services drive<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-legal-hires-mayer-browns-former-german-chief-in-financial-services-drive-80922180/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt.jpg' border='0'/></a>PwC Legal is developing its German legal team with the hire of Mayer Brown banking and finance partner Jorg Wulfken, as the firm attempts to build a financial services offering outside of the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-legal-hires-mayer-browns-former-german-chief-in-financial-services-drive-80922180/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:06Simmons enters legal product market with hedge fund package<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simmons-enters-legal-product-market-with-hedge-fund-package-38779018/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hedge fund.jpg' border='0'/></a>About 50 lawyers at the firm have been involved in designing LaunchPlus, a legal navigation tool for financial start-ups through which the firm hopes to recruit as clients the next generation of hedge funds managers and traders.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simmons-enters-legal-product-market-with-hedge-fund-package-38779018/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:06Honeywell uses e-auctions to commission litigation matters<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/honeywell-uses-e-auctions-to-commission-litigation-matters-43118185/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Honeywell.jpg' border='0'/></a>Katherine Adams, General Counsel at the New Jersey-based conglomerate, says that law firms were 'kind of shocked by this' when she introduced e-auctions as a way to keep down costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/honeywell-uses-e-auctions-to-commission-litigation-matters-43118185/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:06Trade mark lawyer uses Times crossword to propose to girlfriend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trade-mark-lawyer-uses-times-crossword-to-propose-to-girlfriend-92070585/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/crossword puzzle.jpg' border='0'/></a>Matthew Dick, trade mark attorney and partner in D Young, has become famous in the UK for persuading the editor of The Times crossword to let him compose clues and answers including the phrase 'Will you marry me' and 'Delyth', his girlfriend's name.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trade-mark-lawyer-uses-times-crossword-to-propose-to-girlfriend-92070585/Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:06Ex-GFH Capital GC withdraws private prosecution<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ex-gfh-capital-gc-withdraws-private-prosecution-73191861/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dubai (8).jpg' border='0'/></a>A private prosecution against an ex-Gibson Dunn partner by the former managing director of Leeds United football club and ex-general counsel of GFH Capital has been dismissed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ex-gfh-capital-gc-withdraws-private-prosecution-73191861/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:06Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-33838900/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Reckitt.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-33838900/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:06South African lawyers attempt to put Bashir on trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-african-lawyers-attempt-to-put-bashir-on-trial-639245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hague .jpg' border='0'/></a>South African judges and a group of litigation lawyers have been praised for trying to get Sudan's President Bashir to appear at the International Criminal Court - even though the state seems to have made it easy for him to get away.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-african-lawyers-attempt-to-put-bashir-on-trial-639245/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:06Monster's general counsel describes Apple as a 'bully'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/monsters-general-counsel-describes-apple-as-a-bully-27907062/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/apple19.jpg' border='0'/></a>Apple has revoked Monster's authority to make licensed accessories for its devices, which Monster claims is retribution for the lawsuit it has brought against Apple unit Beats Electronics LLC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/monsters-general-counsel-describes-apple-as-a-bully-27907062/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:06Unisys restructures its Italian operations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/unisys-restructures-its-italian-operations-60827025/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Milan2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The IT company used Italian employment law specialists LABLAW to assist its employment counsel Alan O'Rourke in sealing the deal with the unions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/unisys-restructures-its-italian-operations-60827025/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:06Former law firm head accused of faking invoices worth $7m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-law-firm-head-accused-of-faking-invoices-worth-$7m-23826386/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Atlanta5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The head of failed Florida-based Butler & Hosch has been added as an individual defendant to a class action complaint brought by some ex-employees - and has been accused of creating $7m of false invoices that were not sent to clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-law-firm-head-accused-of-faking-invoices-worth-$7m-23826386/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:06Ex-Dewey employee testifies on payment reclassification to chairman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-dewey-employee-testifies-on-payment-reclassification-to-chairman-96143092/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (13).jpg' border='0'/></a>The employee says that he agreed to reclassify a $1.4m payment to the then chair Steven Davis because he feared he would lose his job if he did not.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-dewey-employee-testifies-on-payment-reclassification-to-chairman-96143092/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:06Freshfields beefs up US disputes team with senior Simpson Thacher hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-beefs-up-us-disputes-team-with-senior-simpson-thacher-hire-92908109/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/accenture (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Linda Martin, famed for her role in the Accenture - Andersen separation, joins the 15-partner and 70-associate US Freshfields dispute resolution team in New York in September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-beefs-up-us-disputes-team-with-senior-simpson-thacher-hire-92908109/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:06Law firms face prospect of senior lawyers being too poor to retire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-face-prospect-of-senior-lawyers-being-too-poor-to-retire-27478910/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pension1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A liberalisation of UK pension laws this year is leaving law firms wondering if there is a danger that their older staff 'may not want to or may not be able to afford to retire because they have not saved enough or have spent their pension funds'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-face-prospect-of-senior-lawyers-being-too-poor-to-retire-27478910/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:06